Bold macrame sleeves make a bridal gown's modesty neckline pop with 60's power!

Looking for a bridal gown with sleeves that would make Twiggy drool? These bold 'macrame' style full length sleeves make this bridal gown by Carrafina [with a very on trend modesty neckline that covers your entire chest and shoulders] pop with 60's power! Perfect for the mod bride who wants to stay classy and covered! 

Designer Jana Ann takes TLC's Curvy Brides Show by Storm!

Bridal Gown Designer Jana Ann located in New York and now in Rancho Bernardo is a favorite on TLC's popular bridal gown show "Curvy Brides"! We have personally met and worked with Jana Ann and she is as sweet and authentic as she seems! Jana Ann genuinely cares about each and every bride's experience and is ready to help them look amazing on their wedding day. Whether in a curvy gown, a gown from her popular destination collection or her timely modesty collection, Jana Ann makes every bride look and feel special. Take a look!

Jana was born in Turkey on September 1st 1974. As a young girl, each time she found the opportunity to hold a pen in her hand, the only thing she found herself drawing were wedding gowns and dresses. She knew that every woman possesses an inner princess that comes out when she is wearing the perfect dress. The Jana Ann Collection has been designed to awaken that inner princess and shine a lavish and royal aura for all those around her to see! 

Gorgeous San Diego Shipboard Wedding Ceremony Celebrates Love with Our Men in Uniform and a Beautiful Bride in a Red Dress

It was a beautiful summer day in San Diego, California when Andee and Aaron exchanged vows and beautiful handcrafted wedding rings. Surrounded by their closest family and friends and serenaded by seagulls in the background, this gorgeous Navy wedding was also a real show stopper when not only does the bride wear a gorgeous crimson red wedding gown, but the wedding takes place on world’s oldest active sailing ship. 

Photographer:  Randy + Ashley //DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Bella Luna’s Flowers//Beauty: Bernadette Siscon//Cake Designer:Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe//Ring Designer: elk joaillerie//Officiant:Pastor Mike Mitschke//Culinary: Rei Do Gado//Ring Designer: Rob and Lean//Museum: Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego//

Bridal fashion editorial Hipster Eco Feminine Style

We loved this shoot done at Green Acre Restaurant one of San Diego's coolest and greenest eateries, where we featured beautiful greenery by Sugar Rose Flowers and decor by Lauren Sharon and gorgeous crocheted couture fashions by Sicilian Gypsy. Credit and links at end.

Photography:  All Days Wonder

Florist:  Sugar Rose Flowers

Event decor & styling:   Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design w/ Jillian Ziska

Make up artist & Hair:   Jennifer Bueno

Stoneware/ table settings:   not my dish

Venue:   Green Acre Campus Point

Clothing & Accessories:   Sicilian Gypsy

Models:  Katya Beatty & Rebecka Palter

So you say you haven't heard of Idan Cohen? Well you will soon!

We are excited to bring you a peek into a truly enchanting debut bridal collection. For his first collection, Israeli designer Idan Cohen masterfully blended the design elements he's known for in his haute couture collections into beautiful bridal gowns for the non-traditional bride-to-be, resulting in fresh, feminine and quite unique options for her special day.

Designer Idan Cohen was born into a family of fashion. As a child in his home country of Israel, he wandered the factory of the family’s denim brand and dreamt of an international fashion house under his own name. After becoming the family company’s creative director, he realized his passion was in bridal gowns and eveningwear. After graduation from prestigious fashion school Marangoni, Idan came back to Israel in 2011 and opened his own studio, which rapidly become a success. The studio has now moved to a 4000 square ft. store in the fashionable neighborhood of Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv.

Idan Cohen has made a name for himself with his unique designs featuring intricate embellishments, overtly feminine silhouettes and unexpected details. Celebrities and television personalities have taken note, having worn Idan Cohen designs for special events, high profile weddings and red carpet appearances.

All of Idan Cohen’s designs are meticulously hand sewn at the brand’s workshop and in renowned factories throughout the world. Idan Cohen fulfills the dreams of his clients while catering to all their design needs and desires.

Lace, flowers and femininity; the hallmark of designer Oscar de la Renta's bridal gowns

Designer Oscar de la Renta has long been known for his love of feminine style (remember Carrie Bradshaw's Vogue bridal gown photo shoot?!), lace and flowers with a soupçon of Spanish influence added in for a special flair!

This legendary designer is still going strong with his bridal gown collection for 2017 featuring the beautiful Grace gown shown here.


To Paris with Love: a beautiful San Diego wedding creates the romance of the City of Lights

As the famous 1930's Parisian songbird Edith Piaf sang "Hold me close and hold me fast, The magic spell you cast, This is la vie en rose, When you kiss me heaven sighs, And tho I close my eyes, I see la vie en rose." La Vie en Rose is the blissful, rosy way we view life in love and Stephanie and Matthew's beautiful Parisian themed wedding truly celebrated La Vie en Rose! The gorgeous pink roses, the pink champagne,  that beautiful cake and the bridesmaids dresses, the custom dance floor and of course, the Westgate Hotel's gorgeous interior brought together a rosy day of love and joy.  From the beginning when Matthew proposed to Stephanie at the top of Las Vegas' version of the Eiffel Tower to their selection of the gorgeous [and very French styled] Westgate Hotel they envisioned a very elegant, Parisian wedding reception theme that led right up to their honeymoon, which, Stephanie and Matthew will, you guessed it... spend in Paris, France! 

Photography:  Clearlight Studios
Ceremony Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Reception Venue: The Westgate Hotel
Event Planner: Carmin Cermak
Decor & Florals: Carmin Cermak
Musicians / Band:    Colin Bullock    
DJ: The Groove
Catering: The Westgate Hotel
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.    
Dessert Macarons:    La Reine des Macarons    
Invitations: Wouldn't It Be Lovely    
Rentals: linens & chairs APR Fine Linen Rental    
Rentals: throne chairs Concepts Event Design, Inc    
Videography:    Taylor Films
Officiant:    Malachi Mitchell    
Makeup: Mandy Freye    
Hair: Nadia Bullock   
Bride’s Gown Designer:    Vera Wang - Los Angeles    
Other Fashion Info:  Shoes    Christian Louboutin    
Unique Elements: Custom Floor  Platinum Pro, Inc.

A chic and fresh 'Coastal Glam' bridal styled shoot shows off the drama of bridal gown designer Haley Paige

A rooftop scene overlooking America’s finest city combined with the chic beach styling plus bridal gown Designer Hayley Paige's contemporary style, and that gorgeous Afghan dog model, makes for an awesome 'modern coastal glam' bridal styled shoot by Photographers Heather and Skip Middleton of Shadowcatcher Imagery.

The Renaissance San Diego Hotel [a new and exciting Marriott property] located in the middle of the Gaslamp district of San Diego provided a picture perfect bold and dramatic locale for this fun shoot. The models had a lot of fun inside this trendy hotel and AKC Champion Afghan show dog Bo was the star of the shoot!

When Skip, Heather and Kendra  from Shadowcatcher Imagery collaborated with Diana from At Your Side Planning to style this dramatic and one-of-a-kind shoot they pulled out all the stops. The jaw dropping bridal gowns by Hayley Paige from The White Flower Boutique brought the perfect architectural drama to this venue and shoot. The reception room was grand with a welcome champagne table, message in a bottle guest book, sea shells delicately placed throughout and the most gorgeous sweetheart table ever styled. Everything was designed with a coastal element and The Renaissance Hotel's posh style was the perfect backdrop for all this coastal glam style!

Photography:  Shadowcatcher Imagery

Venue: Renaissance Hotel San Diego

Planning & Design: At Your Side Planning

Print: Harken Press

Floral:  Designworks Florals

Gown Designer: Hayley Paige

Dress: The White Flower

Accessories: Sandra Nicole Designs

Hair/Makeup:  Brenda Espinoza

Linens: A Perfect Table

Rentals: Enticing Tables

Assistant to Photographers: Kendra Koenig

Bride Model: Brooke Proctor

Flower Girl Model:  Stelly McClain

Dog: AKC Champion Afghan 'Bo'- Mark & Lori Stephen